Smart City Planning Will Improve Online Retail Delivery

Smart City Planning Will Improve Online Retail Delivery

Even as infrastructure spending lags, smart city planning is on the rise, and it’s directly tied (among other important human and environmental statistics) to consumer behavior. The purpose of a smart city is to intelligently manage the city’s assets, using integrated information and communication technology based on urban informatics, so as to improve the efficiency and sustainability of services. So, …

Australia's ambitious action plan for open government

Australia’s ambitious action plan for open government

The Australian government will soon be launching a wide-ranging review of its laws and processes for data sharing and public release, with the timetable for setting up a forum to oversee this work and related projects expected to be announced within days. Recent controversies have highlighted problems with how the government currently runs data sharing and publication, or at least …

Digital transformation: signs your data is working against you

Digital transformation: signs your data is working against you

Across Australia, we’re seeing significant digital transformation projects underway​… and none more under the microscope than the activities of the ​Digital Transformation Agency​. ​ But there’s no doubt ​the newly appointed chief executive Gavin Slater has a massive undertaking.   ​ Keeping pace with innovation, delivering a 360-degree customer view and ensuring data scientists can do a meaningful job within a reasonable …

IoT and Government: how new tech is driving economic development

IoT and Government: how new tech is driving economic development

While many see metropolitan areas like Silicon Valley as being a mecca for business and tech success, governments are working with new Internet of Things technologies to drive economic development in other cities across the globe The entire value chain of smart cities will experience this growth – in fact, IHS Markit data reveals the shipments of connected devices to …

Managing the privacy and security complexities of open data

Managing the privacy and security complexities of open data

A decade ago, Clive Humby — a data science innovator — made headlines when he declared that “data was the new oil”. It is a great metaphor that has even more relevance today because it underlines the potential value of data, when refined, to unlock innovation and productivity across our economy. Indeed, more technology leaders and governments are labelling data as …

How digital tech and big data is transforming buildings

How digital tech and big data is transforming buildings

Digital technology and big data promise a range of benefits to building developers, owners and tenants, including increased rental yields, improved employee retention and lower operational costs. The property sector, however, is behind others in realising technology’s enormous potential, a new report from Arup has found. Reimagining Property in a Digital World says the ways in which buildings are designed, …

Melbourne Uses Smart City Tech To Stay World's Most Liveable Place

Melbourne Uses Smart City Tech To Stay World’s Most Liveable Place

Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city. Smart technology and IoT are how it plans to stay that way as population grows Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city after Sydney. The rivalry between the two takes many forms but while Sydney can lay claim to being the financial and media capital, Melbourne is seen as the country’s capital of sport …

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

A switch to standardized, open federal data formats could save U.S. companies roughly $10 billion in annual compliance costs, according to new research. The practice of replacing document-based reporting with standardized and open data formats, or standard business reporting (SBR), would reduce compliance costs and allow for the implementation of software that could remove much of the current complexity and …

If data is loved so much

If data is loved so much, why is so much of it running around loose, dirty and in no fit state to get a job?

Librarians have grown to love research data so much they can’t get enough of it! Well some at least have, and Love Your Data Week will help spread the love. Of course nobody loves data more than the researchers who produce it. Funders love it too; after all they pay for it to come into the world. If data is …

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …